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    1. October 28, 2014

      Madison Square Garden explores break-up

      The Madison Square Garden Company’s shares soared after it revealed it is exploring a potential break-up that would spin off...

    2. September 17, 2014

      DuPont / Peltz: Chemical reaction

      Nelson Peltz has a novel reason for why breaking up DuPont will create value for shareholders: lower costs. That is a...

    1. September 17, 2014

      Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

      Trian, the activist investment fund led by Nelson Peltz, has accused US chemicals group DuPont of “destroying shareholder...

    2. September 2, 2014

      Danone chief Riboud splits leadership role

      Franck Riboud, Danone’s chairman and chief executive, is to split his role after 18 years at the helm of the French...

    3. August 4, 2014

      Managers should ask themselves: what would Carl Icahn see?

      Carl Icahn makes more money between sips on his outsized Martinis than most mortals make in a lifetime. Last week, the...

    4. July 28, 2014

      Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5bn

      Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire Family Dollar in an $8.5bn cash and stock deal that will marry two of the US’s largest...

    5. July 23, 2014

      Pepsi: treatment, not surgery

      The patient is not in perfect health. Symptoms of illness are visible. But surgery is not yet required. The results of...

    6. July 23, 2014

      Calstrs calls on Pepsi to give Trian place on board

      One of the US’s largest pension funds has asked Pepsi to give activist investor Nelson Peltz a seat on the board, after...

    7. June 30, 2014

      Activist Peltz turns attention to BNY Mellon

      The activist investor Nelson Peltz has revealed a $1bn stake in Bank of New York Mellon, firing the opening shot in a...

    8. May 29, 2014

      Judgment of  Solomons should be to spurn Marcato

      Squeaky wheels don’t always merit greasing. Shareholder Marcato Capital has suggested that InterContinental Hotels Group,...

    9. May 7, 2014

      Mondelez and DE Master in coffee merger

      Mondelez International and DE Master Blenders 1753 have agreed a deal to create a global coffee powerhouse with annual sales...

    10. April 17, 2014

      Snack appetite fuels PepsiCo profit

      PepsiCo’s profit rose 13 per cent in the first quarter, as higher snack sales offset a flat drinks business, while the food...

    11. April 1, 2014

      Schulte Roth & Zabel to advise European activist hedge funds

      A leading US law firm has opened a practice in London to advise activist hedge funds amid signs that American funds could...

    12. March 28, 2014

      Top M&A lawyer attacks activist investors

      The head of one of America’s top mergers and acquisitions law firms has launched an attack on the country’s best-known...

    13. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Brad DeLong on macro’s faustian bargain. - Go west, bank bro. And Kevin Roose discusses his new...

    14. February 20, 2014

      Pepsi / Coke: cola wars

      The Pepsi Challenge ads from years ago had consumers blindly sipping Pepsi and Coke and then indicating their preference...

    15. February 20, 2014

      Nelson Peltz to take Pepsi break-up case to shareholders

      Nelson Peltz will take his campaign to split PepsiCo directly to fellow investors, less than a week after the US drinks and...

    16. February 20, 2014

      Danone: milk but not much honey

      It’s been a case of milk but not much honey for investors in Danone over the past 12 months. Shares in the French consumer...

    17. February 18, 2014

      Mondelez set for new cost-control strategy

      Mondelez has hired Accenture to help it implement a severe cost-control budgeting system championed by 3G Capital, the...

    18. February 13, 2014

      Pepsi shares slip after split rebuff

      PepsiCo shares fell after it said it would not split off its drinks business despite a declining US soda market and activist...

    19. February 12, 2014

      Mondelez struggles amid tough environment for food groups

      Mondelez International’s fourth-quarter earnings and sales missed analyst expectations as the maker of Oreo cookies and...

    20. January 21, 2014

      Peltz drops campaign for PepsiCo-Mondelez merger

      Nelson Peltz, the activist investor, will drop his campaign for PepsiCo to buy Mondelez International, the snacks business...

    21. December 23, 2013

      Under the radar approach works well for hedge fund activists

      After an ugly, public battle to win a seat on a corporate board, victory can be pyrrhic for an activist hedge fund manager....

    22. November 6, 2013

      Mondelez lowers sales guidance

      Mondelez lowered its guidance for 2013 organic net revenue growth as it reported lower-than-expected third-quarter revenues...

    23. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2013

      Catalysing the Liveris function at Dow Chemical

      Question: what is the difference between these three large companies: Air Products, DuPont and Dow Chemical? Answer: Dow...

    24. August 16, 2013

      Activists keep fighting despite setbacks

      A year ago the name of Bill Ackman was a threat, the polite but firm knock at the door which meant life for sleepy...

    25. August 8, 2013

      Mondelez raises buyback to $6bn

      Mondelez International has approved a $4.8bn boost to its share buyback programme as the global snacks group spun out of...

    26. July 25, 2013

      Boutique banks: short-term gain, long-term pain?

      For all of the lamentations about a weak dealmaking environment, independent investment banks had a respectable second...

    27. July 19, 2013

      Pepsi: half nelson

      Grab some chips and a soda, and settle in. This will be fun to watch. Nelson Peltz, head of Trian Partners, made a detailed...

    28. July 18, 2013

      Pepsi chief pursues snack innovation

      While Nelson Peltz and other investors are pushing PepsiCo to split its portfolio of snacks and drinks brands, chief...

    29. July 18, 2013

      Peltz needs support for PepsiCo restructuring deals

      Not for Nelson Peltz the bombast and antics of an agitator. He prefers to work in cloistered boardrooms, gently bringing a...

    30. July 17, 2013

      Peltz urges PepsiCo to buy Mondelez

      Nelson Peltz has launched a public campaign to transform PepsiCo, urging the group to first merge its snack business with...

    31. July 9, 2013

      ‘Turnround king’ Archie Norman becomes Lazard London chairman

      Lazard has appointed Archie Norman, the executive known as the “turnround king” for his restructuring of supermarket chain...

    32. May 16, 2013

      Peltz raises stakes in PepsiCo and Mondelez

      Nelson Peltz, the activist investor, raised his stakes in PepsiCo and Mondelez during the first quarter as he met with...

    33. April 26, 2013

      Lazard profits fall 40% as M&A doldrums take their toll

      A patchy mergers and acquisitions market has taken its toll on Lazard, with a decrease in fees earned from deal advisory...

    34. April 14, 2013

      Activists hope to profit when cookie crumbles

      Activist investors are salivating at the chance to profit from the companies that make Oreo cookies and Fritos chips, with...

    35. March 5, 2013

      Heinz chief could be entitled to $56m deal

      Heinz chief executive William Johnson will be entitled to a $56m “golden parachute” if the company’s new owners fire him...

    36. February 19, 2013

      Checkout guy

      Quoted companies have to cope with unwanted shareholders, just as hotels have to accommodate unwelcome guests. But the long...

    37. February 19, 2013

      Danone cuts 900 jobs as it fights downturn

      Danone, the Activia and Evian foods group in which US activist investor Nelson Peltz has taken a stake, said on Tuesday it...

    38. February 13, 2013

      Sullivan takes helm at Legg Mason

      Legg Mason, the asset manager under pressure from the activist investor Nelson Peltz to improve profits and halt five years...

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